Đồng nghĩa của short

Alternative for short

shorts, shorter, shortest, shorted, shorting

Đồng nghĩa: brief, concise, curt, little, puny, slight, small, succinct,

Trái nghĩa: long, tall,

Adjective

Small in stature due to having relatively little height
little small smaller tiny diminutive mini petite miniature minuscule minute lilliputian stubby dumpy miniaturised miniaturized pocket fubsy squatty stocky dwarfish pintsized undersized stunted dwarf elfin midget low slight teeny pintsize shallow wee runty smallish squat low-lying low-slung not long not tall pint-sized pocket-sized sawed-off teeny-weeny close to the ground fun size knee high to a gnat knee high to a grasshopper knee-high to a grasshopper bantam pygmy stumpy Lilliputian undersize shrimpy pint-size dinky puny fine half-pint toylike subnormal runtish truncated peewee pocket-size homuncular baby compact teensy-weensy small-boned underdeveloped itsy-bitsy low down microscopic dwarfed toy undeveloped delicate low-set junior measly peanut near to the ground snub shrimp vest-pocket light dainty pygmaean atrophied underweight feeble minikin nanoscopic small-scale weeny itty-bitty sawn-off tiddly ickle titchy little-bitty portable teensy bitsy bitty button mite runted scrub shot undergrown handy abridged potted reduced concise condensed capsule slightly built frail skinny thin decumbent crouched unelevated knee-high fun-size yea big yea high small fry meek twiggy weak weedy fragile lank reedy mere a slip of a … low-hanging not high imperceptible insufficient infinitesimal inconsiderable inappreciable sparse skimpy limited cramped meager scant infant fleeting embryonic hasty shriveled babyish young immature brief wizened shrivelled meagre short-lived hardly any not large not big scrawny minuscular undernourished microscopical weensy scrubby eensy eensy-weensy bijou little bitty underfed slim slender spindly bony emaciated angular stick scaled-down spare small-fry minor gangly attenuate starved cute insignificant skeleton micro bite-sized pee-wee poky pygmyish unused infantile unfledged bonsai youthful negligible trifling minimum trim neat dear adorable munchkin weakly lesser secondary bush-league adorbs minor-league small-time natty sickly boxy bitesize narrow bite-size with no room to swing a cat gracile broomstick teeny weeny second rate unsubstantial niggling zero useless zilch inferior picayune nothing unsound runt infirm two-bit unconsequential worthless stalky rangy atomic microminiature wasted gaunt skeletal beanstalk scraggy rawboned lanky gangling wan ethereal featherweight haggard rickety attenuated cadaverous slinky lean rarefied beanpole threadlike fleshless lightweight twiglike small time size-zero lightly-built not heavy piddling piffling pinched very small all skin and bones thin as a rail anorectic shadow malnourished stringbean half-starved skin-and-bone skin and bone skin and bones

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(of writing) Relatively brief in extent
brief concise succinct terse little pointed rapid hasty hurried quick aphoristic compendious crisp decreased incisive apothegmatic clipped compact small compressed diminished summarised summarized summary condensed ephemeral epigrammatic lessened sententious unprolonged compendiary curtailed shortened swift truncated contracted decurtate economical precise sparing abbreviate breviloquent laconic synoptic curt curtate pithy thumbnail abbreviated abridged bare perfunctory transient boiled down cut short not protracted in few words short and sweet to the point cut to the bone in a few well-chosen words in a nutshell monosyllabic capsule telegraphic elliptical elliptic gnomic potted snappy brusque lapidary abrupt sharp trenchant gruff witty tart blunt tight neat meaningful meaty clever taut outline finely honed cursory expressive lean close abstracted significant cogent honed effective snippety short-and-sweet marrowy recapped precipitate compacted rehashed run-down down to brass tacks limited economic snippy fast memorable catchy distinct summarizing amusing piquant quick-witted comprehensive uncommunicative rude summarising snappish exact cryptic clear-cut pungent ingenious forceful axiomatic apophthegmatic run-through epigrammatical short and to the point making a long story short telling censorious judgmental pretentious critical disapproving abounding well tuned cutting acute in well-chosen words cut reduced precised cut-down concentrated synopsized slimmed-down encapsulated bare-bones edited slimmed down pruned trimmed shorter shrunk cropped cut down pared down constricted telescoped epitomized epitomised shortened form edited down skeleton digest essential censored sketch bowdlerized stripped down expurgated bowdlerised

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Limited or insufficient in quantity
scarce inadequate insufficient limited lacking paltry sparse rare scant tight deficient failing slim wanting insubstantial negligible few missing skimpy low shy exiguous slender meager poor thin bereft scanty destitute meagre measly not enough too few too little low on short-handed short on at a premium hard to find in short supply like gold dust not to be had few and far between hard to come by not to be had for love nor money scarcer than hen's teeth small restricted slight little stingy piddling incomplete spare puny pathetic sketchy inconsiderable insignificant lean light trifling miserly flimsy nominal inappreciable minimal skimp miserable sparing revealing unfinished scrimpy barren brief defective imperfect low-cut modest bare reduced pitiful beggarly too little too late faulty weak thin on the ground indecent hand-to-mouth infrequent minute inconsequential shabby tenuous sporadic unproductive occasional petty trivial derisory mean incommensurate diminished patchy unsatisfactory tiny devoid see-through minimum scattered shoddy scrimp mere uncommon subtle imperceptible disappointing unfrequent lamentable partial piffling finite marginal depleted picayune niggling dry inferior fragmentary diminutive bitty flawed absent rudimentary drained piddly stunted shortened impaired scrappy substandard unsound stinted too small found wanting nonexistent fractional dwindling second-rate unsufficient needing bankrupt deprived unpolished unfruitful infertile seldom semioccasional less needed non-existent middling omitted seldom met with not present straggling unusual not up to scratch low in numbers seldom seen out of the ordinary not to be found leaving much to be desired lousy shorthanded pitiable mingy infinitesimal confined narrow erotic laughable feeble lame parsimonious junk arousing sexy titillating suggestive nugatory token unqualified mediocre with an insufficiency jejune basal cut truncated threatened not making it not hacking it coming up short minus unfitted incapable unample incompetent next to none next to no undermanned bush-league circumscribed defined definite determinate measured basic run-down at a low level with too little … wanting in with too few … lacking in short of out of lowly contemptible base ordinary subnormal set ineffectual widely spaced in the minority seldom found footling unsatisfying unacceptable nowhere to be found removed not included left out left behind pimping chicken peanut not good enough worthless unrefined not up to standard bodger not acceptable empty cooked gone away unfulfilled half-baked superficial without not up to par burned out below par in default cut off not up to expectations out of gas not much cop microscopic diddly duff unsuitable unworthy no-account de minimis denuded void unassembled unequal underprovided undersupplied injured amiss damaged marred Mickey Mouse two-bit rinky-dink undeveloped undone abridged fragmented bereft of deficient in second string second fiddle outta gas third string half-pie unaccomplished qualified unexecuted bare of empty of devoid of free from denuded of vacant of destitute of not make it not cut out for unthinkable unlikely unimaginable unique singular subtile outstanding towering inconceivable strange remarkable preeminent unheard of attenuate exceptional attenuated isolated magnificent recherche standout rarefied unwonted extraordinary inchoate rude not total broken expurgated underdone unconsummated rough immature unwhole curtailed crude piecemeal not whole part not entire garbled incoherent unavailable not there under construction bad warped blemished malfunctioning cracked out of order scratched torn deformed inoperative not working unreliable not functioning unfit sick fallible smaller invalid negative buckled non-functioning thinning distorted incorrect knackered lesser in disrepair gone wrong barely sufficient minor inexact lemon frail broken-down botched on the blink tainted running low low-grade penurious chipped little or no hardly any inconsistent unstable sickly weakly wispy average close dispersed low-quality out of the common halting faltering hesitant disjointed sans inaccurate ailing slipshod thinly distributed diffuse low-rent unsaleable unsellable fallacious imprecise wrong erroneous off crippled crummy tenth-rate below standard in poor condition rubbish ropy free of vicious garbage faultful schlocky bottom-of-barrel dud disfigured subtracting non-fluent innocent barren of deprived of depleted of in need of drained of void of bankrupt of unprovided with in a state of disrepair not up to snuff few bugs debased rank unretentive contradictory adulterated awry false malformed blamable confused leaky maimed lower unimportant secondary subordinate buggy slighter not as great declined unsubstantial not so much depressed junior fewer not so great unhealthy abnormal seconds on the bum

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Rather rude, curt or abrupt in speech or manner
abrupt blunt brusque curt snappy terse testy abrasive crude uncivil caustic impolite pointed unceremonious brief brusk rough snippy impatient impetuous offhand snippety undiplomatic bluff cavalier sharp snappish churlish irascible tart ungracious brisk discourteous unfriendly gruff harsh petulant breviloquent rude surly thoughtless unmannerly crusty direct graceless bad-mannered bad-tempered ill-mannered ill-tempered no-nonsense short-spoken short-tempered matter-of-fact to the point downright tactless crisp disrespectful impertinent boorish indelicate plain-spoken ill-bred unmannered inconsiderate unhandsome insolent uncalled-for frank outspoken insulting impudent offensive uncouth ungallant ungentlemanly unladylike unkind monosyllabic laconic bearish off sullen derogatory dusty peremptory uncomplimentary upfront unchivalrous disparaging contumelious oafish unpleasant flip fresh unrefined mannerless smart-alecky ignorant decisive pithy acerbic straight from the shoulder abusive clipped businesslike straightforward scathing sarcastic forthright crabbed candid vulgar crass tetchy unequivocal bitter presumptuous brutal bald callous disdainful insensitive trenchant offish nasty audacious honest unpolished not afraid to call a spade a spade cheeky brash coarse pulling no punches loutish malapert ungenteel underbred inaffable uncharitable not beating about the bush calling a spade a spade not mincing one's words speaking one's mind succinct concise vigorous imperious unconstrained inelegant rushed disagreeable sharp-tongued grumpy gauche open hearty hostile good-natured genial approachable friendly ill-natured inhospitable unfortunate arrogant out of sorts cheery sincere blustering barefaced loud obloquious derisive foul crabby grouchy taciturn crotchety cocky uncourteous disgracious belittling degrading violent berating scurrilous pejorative reproachful obnoxious reviling denigratory defamatory indecorous mouthy brazen smart alecky lippy sour cross speaking as one finds overbearing yokelish out-of-line intrusive bounderish insubordinate rustic sassy inurbane vituperative vituperatory calumniating contemptuous unthinking ill-humoured careless intolerant angry boisterous truculent ill-humored morose saturnine unconcerned unmindful unthoughtful unsympathetic heedless point-blank indiscreet bare stark explicit simple unadorned hard-hitting undisguised unvarnished unqualified unembellished incautious unfair heartless hasty reckless uncompromising uncultured gross straight-talking straight-shooting biting cutting barbed mordant astringent sardonic incisive stinging keen acrimonious acrid corrosive snarky acerb wounding acid smart-aleck acidulous smart-mouthed scalding pungent satiric acidic piercing satirical vicious venomous spiteful cruel acetose dry critical disapproving uncivilized uncivilised pert bold misbehaved saucy brassy nervy base uncaring dismissive scornful irritable badly behaved antisocial asocial clownish cloddish classless forward low-bred profane uncultivated bad clodhopping lowbred brazen-faced ornery cantankerous blasphemous common arch wise bold-faced cocksure brassbound tasteless unsavoury shameless procacious smart raunchy unsavory disregardful moody mannish manlike tomboyish unfeminine unwomanly hoydenish objectionable apathetic aloof selfish self-centered ill-behaved irreverent distant cool mean-spirited ill raw roughneck tacky cheap loud-mouthed self-centred lacking civility bad mannered standoffish imperative breezy magisterial off-base dictatorial flippant dour touchy cussed cross-grained polite miserly unsociable unneighborly ugly mean aweless unfilial sacrilegious impious profanatory put down brass-necked personal unsubtle hick unsophisticated barbaric uneducated prying inquisitive incongruous interfering meddling meddlesome unsuitable nosy lumpen barbarous brutish slobbish thuggish inappropriate plebby yobbish swinish philistine clumsy countrified ocker awkward lubberly unpoised Neanderthal provincial off base out of line improper haughty indecent dirty lowbrow supercilious lordly lofty risqué unchaste naughty unsettling shocking immodest smutty affronting salacious sordid vilifying suggestive unclean unwholesome off-color lewd tawdry colloquial obscene bawdy vile sickening impure unutterable X-rated filthy condescending casual patronizing insouciant uninterested indifferent derisory severe vitriolic huffish self-asserting pompous high-hat glib pretentious cursory hifalutin toploftical uppish assumptive high-and-mighty uppity sniffy high-handed overweening huffy bumptious stiff-necked superior perfunctory self-assertive chesty masterful important highfalutin toplofty presuming hurtful hard take-it-or-leave-it pococurante malicious patronising snotty snooty proud mordacious catty sharp-worded peppery double-edged virulent

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Lasting or taking a small amount of time
brief fleeting momentary quick flash limited temporary little small swift evanescent transitory passing rapid ephemeral flitting fading lightning flying fugitive fugacious transient cursory impermanent meteoric fast short-lived short-term acute deciduous volatile fly-by-night here today and gone tomorrow unstable hasty perishable shifting summary temporal provisional interim changeable overnight mortal acting provisory makeshift stopgap instantaneous rushed substitute temp alternate vanishing unfixed slapdash make-do pro tem ad hoc pro tempore band-aid short-lasting short and sweet wee mutable hurried flashing unenduring perfunctory abrupt moving supply ad interim curtailed gone in flash sudden for the time being in wink of an eye short-range flash in the pan tactical succinct infinitesimal quickie erratic episodic intervening fly by night elusive non-permanent present impulsive spasmodic dreamlike prompt short and sharp not permanent inconstant like lightning vacating insubstantial migrating transmigratory emigrating flighty short-run of short duration gone in a heartbeat over in a heartbeat short-haul whirlwind here today, gone tomorrow going by provisionary instant immediate fill-in caretaker stand-in transitional reserve deputy surrogate pinch-hitting emergency impromptu improvised second-string changeover expediential replacement rough and ready working assistant jury-rigged proxy relief rough-and-ready adoptive foster helping representative supporting conditional contingent subordinate depute holding in-between pop-up devised rigged jury tenuous adjutant delegated expedient rough-and-tumble practical throwaway cobbled together thrown together thrown-together backup supernumerary standby fall-back supplemental tentative ancillary second supplementary additional auxiliary extra alternative substitutive locum

Adjective

Utterly impoverished
penniless skint broke destitute impecunious impoverished indigent necessitous needy penurious poor poverty-stricken dirt-poor bankrupt bust moneyless strapped beggared hard up in penury pauperized stony-broke underprivileged badly off beggarly cleaned out down-and-out famished flat broke in need insolvent in want needful on the breadline ruined threadbare without a sou clean down and out down at heel flat in reduced circumstances lacking in straitened circumstances on your uppers stony broke without a penny as poor as a church mouse dead broke dirt poor in Queer Street out at elbows out of pocket stone broke strapped for cash tapped out down on one's luck in the gutter on last leg over a barrel unable to make ends meet without a dime without two pennies to rub together down to last penny without a penny to your name without two farthings to rub together without two brass farthings to rub together distressed wanting deprived disadvantaged boracic stony short of money extremely poor unmoneyed impencunious suffering stranded out of money fortuneless stone-broke hard-pressed homeless unprosperous struggling miserably poor financially poor very poor bad off on your beam-ends in great need in dire circumstances up against it stripped divested deficient busted totaled boracic lint pinched low-income without a bean deprived of devoid of wiped out played out on skid row without a brass farthing in need of on the rocks without a red cent on one's beam ends poor as a church mouse without two pennies farthings to rub together in the red reduced depressed in debt unable to keep the wolf from the door straitened truly needy in Chapter 11 vagrant shabby on the streets broken bankrupted unlucky unfortunate low meager meagre derelict empty-handed rundown have-not low-paid neglected behind eight ball on one's uppers cashless in distress handicapped on the bread line without a shot in one's locker unfavored crippled severe difficult workless unemployed laid off jobless between jobs redundant living rough sleeping rough idle scanty unaffluent requiring help of no fixed address of no fixed abode in distressed circumstances out of a job resting signing on indebted base overdrawn empty hurting sterile down to last cent on the dole in reduced discriminated against vile unprivileged wretched despicable mean beaten vagabond defeated outcast finished denuded bereft on the wallaby track hindered impaired forlorn squalid miserable pathetic shoddy foul sordid dispossessed ill-fated hapless ill-starred pitiful unpleasant abject without money on the skids out of funds in the poorhouse on one's beam-ends craptastic without a penny to one's name contemptible in financial difficulties not having two pennies to rub together not having two farthings to rub together in a bad way financially distressed financially embarrassed without means of support short of cash in dire straits slummy seedy ghetto ghost shanty run down run-down failed skid row spent smashed gone under in arrears owing money in administration belly up in receivership exhausted lost depleted gone bust in Carey Street out of business gone to the wall in the hands of the receivers cleared out

Adjective

Annoyed or irritated and quick to take offence at petty things
huffy irritable cross grumpy moody crabbed touchy crusty petulant snappy sullen surly tetchy crotchety annoyed bad-tempered huffish sulky testy waspish angry choked crabby ill-tempered irritated offended cantankerous curmudgeonly disgruntled edgy miserable morose ratty resentful shirty snappish churlish cranky curt miffed moping prickly chippy eggy narked narky peckish querulous soreheaded thin-skinned ticklish whingy miffy peevish pettish snaky tooshie angered exasperated fractious hurt insulted irked nettled peeved piqued provoked riled sensitive stewed vexed put out like a bear with a sore head irascible grouchy splenetic ill-humoured ill-humored choleric disagreeable brusque dyspeptic perverse short-tempered gruff shrewish captious bilious ornery snippy snippety ill-natured quick-tempered fiery snarky stroppy liverish stuffy bearish raspy dour acid saturnine cross-grained hot-tempered impatient glum temperamental truculent pouty sour bitter argumentative displeased peppery quarrelsome fretful unpleasant ungracious ireful scratchy harsh pouting waxy sore snarling cussed mardy out of humor vinegary cavilling sharp caviling blunt unfriendly out of humour ugly short-fused out of sorts bloody-minded hot under the collar on a short fuse as cross as two sticks in a bad mood disobliging catty tempersome rude scowling boorish uncivil impolite discourteous abrupt humourless disrespectful humorless unsmiling mopey unhelpful ill-mannered uptight tense critical unsociable volatile feisty bristly misanthropic cynical contentious hotheaded oversensitive obstinate difficult pertinacious discontented hypercritical whining uncooperative contrary grumbling whiny crybaby acrimonious gloomy iracund tough fussy brooding iracundulous disputatious mean waspy grousing on edge dissatisfied acrid trying carping griping awkward mumpish growling complaining malicious venomous fretting whingeing childish tart hasty malignant vindictive nasty sorehead passionate filthy spiteful obstreperous chuffy irate upset galled livid apoplectic hot-blooded having got out of bed the wrong side mad fault-finding out of temper having got out of bed on the wrong side nasty-tempered foul-tempered out-of-sorts in a mood easily offended steamed wild crook steamed up vex ropeable hoha wroth jumpy faultfinding in a paddy in a lather up in arms bent out of shape on the warpath teed off fit to be tied foaming at the mouth hacked off not best pleased in a bate ticked off aerated hopping mad scornful sarcastic brief excitable nervous scrappy hostile anxious combative agitated confrontational aggressive uneasy belligerent twitchy bellicose hot-headed pugnacious restless restive highly strung glowering furious wrathful aggravated nervy worried froward antagonistic fidgety fed up neurotic militant emotional aggrieved indignant jittery in a huff incensed infuriated high-strung hypersensitive unquiet embittered wired frowning ill at ease easily upset overwrought snuffy rancorous refractory arsey overstrung cheesed off peed off apprehensive defiant fierce browned off ruffled bothered warlike threatening vicious disturbed agonistic discordant insecure assaultive skittish enraged worked up troubled antsy vitriolic unresponsive uncommunicative stressed harassed malevolent in a temper recalcitrant brassed off moaning wound up violent keyed up unhappy unsettled litigious unkind thrawn hysterical obstructive flustered perturbed bolshie unmannerly joyless disapproving mean-spirited gladiatorial dithery queazy balky impulsive queasy grumbly disputative het up sourpussed unstable unpredictable salty melodramatic brawly sulking explosive wrath crying mercurial in high dudgeon acerbic stressy inhospitable headstrong negative uncomfortable hung up abusive murmuring sharp-tongued toey distressed deploring lamenting malcontent pigheaded bad uncongenial bellyaching snarly contumacious fearful factious contrarious affronted mopish censorious inconsiderate uncharitable unruly warring nagging tempestuous taciturn quibbling wrangling malign adrenalized battling fighting overemotional stubborn impassioned unreasonable bickering inflammable maddened excited grim atrabilious afraid dismal impetuous scunnered criticizing brittle shaky oafish strung out indomitable hinky goosey atwitter aflutter brawling strung up hard-nosed intractable unaccommodating troublesome overcritical wilful willful tiresome stiff criticising fuming demanding ready for a fight hard to please cheerless shaken raving obdurate unmanageable a bundle of nerves like a cat on a hot tin roof in bad mood hard to handle prima donna-ish finicky destructive loudmouthed inimical adversarial whingey offensive stung mighty antipathetic responsive distraught objecting foul bad-humored protesting quick uncontrollable plaintive vinegarish envenomed unsympathetic grudging vehement wrought up wicked jaundiced forceful indocile uncompliant ignoble contemptible goaded like a bear zowerswopped terse rotten spunky acute apt to fly off the handle ungenerous repining weeping dissenting mourning accusing bewailing regretting charging perturbable dicey hazardous unsafe cruel wreck rattled sombre somber disaffected hurtful hateful perversely irritable unlikable wailing bemoaning whimpering grizzly naysaying chafed lugubrious agitable broody dejected Eeyorish viperous eristic unindulgent wired up timorous blue wounded mopy kittle snide scolding spooked timid pessimistic sober aloof dark bundle of nerves got up on wrong side of bed backbiting cattish disappointed discontent with a long face defensive frustrated harried panicky weak withdrawn depressed sharp-tempered intense stormy reactive prim stilted febrile hassled paranoid crabbing uncontent kicking ungratified malcontented kvetching vixenish loutish having short fuse hot under collar concerned taut scared dramatic snitty evil-minded conservative hesitant angerful ranting psyched up frenzied cold convulsed ferocious huffy irascible rebellious rough in a funk in the sulks in a strop down in the mouth having a fit of the sulks frantic steamed-up hottempered inflamed strained frightened discomposed easily agitated easily frightened out of joint bad tempered vulgar uncouth on tenterhooks pushy biffo aggers alarmed over-emotional have a bone to pick having a chip on one's shoulder self-assertive ready to fight itching to fight all shook up self-conscious fraught unrestful embarrassed discomfited umbrageous hyper-sensitive on pins and needles ungallant ungentlemanly ill-bred easily hurt easily affected dismayed tormented anguished perplexed wrung disquieted suspicious in turmoil palpitant all nerves like a fish out of water on the qui vive annoying exasperating wriggly squirmy uncompromising like a cat on hot bricks classless unchivalrous cloddish clownish controversial polemical polemic dissentious wiggly overbearing unrelenting unamenable ructious arguesome ignorant hardheaded strong-minded hard-line bull-headed steadfast choosy resolute immovable picky opinionated delicate dogmatic intransigent oppressive unflinching wrong-headed particular fastidious over-particular dictatorial importunate pitiless strict single-minded set in one's ways rigid inflexible finical invidious fiendish uppity tyrannical stiff-necked hard to satisfy irritating inexorable unyielding opinionative unbending perfectionist turbulent war pesky vexing clodhopping crude polite bad-mannered miserly unpolished rustic lowbred uncivilised uncultured crass uncivilized base unneighborly coarse vexatious renitent pervicacious all wound up cramped complex bulky discommodious incommodious disparaging deprecating difficult to handle pedantic niggling pettifogging nit-picking have chip on shoulder hair-splitting nitpicking judgemental judgmental rejective pernickety pass-remarkable severe nitpicky thorny exceptive exacting unjust unfair hairsplitting very critical petty trivial cavillous tricky

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Done or happening suddenly or quickly
hasty quick fast rapid speedy swift brisk fleet hurried brief fleeting passing cursory expeditious perfunctory snappy flying impatient blistering breakneck breathless dizzy fiery hot lightning nippy prompt rattling splitting whirlwind zippy galloping hurrying rathe urgent abrupt agile eager harefooted pronto quickened quickie slambang slapdash sudden thoughtless transitory chop-chop fleet-footed on the double rapid-fire superficial summary rushed precipitate headlong desultory short-lived slight rash glancing shallow casual whistle-stop incidental precipitous gadarene overhasty depthless momentary drive-by helter-skelter pell-mell instant very fast transient temporary careless offhand impulsive mechanical inattentive token uninterested unthinking half-hearted accelerated fast-track meteoric overnight routine sketchy automatic double time half-baked uncritical haphazard random sloppy hurricane impetuous tornado cyclonic tumultuous immediate ready instantaneous express hit or miss spanking unhesitating winged punctual nimble cracking alacritous without delay peremptory double-quick screaming unexpected barrelling speedball fugacious surface-level like crazy like mad in nothing flat shaking a leg surface shoal hollow flat not deep empty inconsiderable fast-moving lively high-speed sprightly direct on-the-spot spirited timely active supersonic energetic expeditive unforeseen unanticipated sharp mercurial turbo quick-fire split-second without warning vigorous violent hypersonic at speed speeding velocious animated vivacious rushing spry precipitant dashing volant flat-out straightaway ultrarapid ultrafast startling PDQ smart uninterrupted non-stop up-tempo tantivy alert zooming dramatic surprising pacey mushrooming early willing without notice on the spot awful unlooked-for explosive unpremeditated sporty souped-up forthwith prevenient anticipatory efficient arbitrary spectacular diligent bustling crash ephemeral moving hurtling adroit dizzying excessive reckless brilliant flashing dazzling effectual effective streaming dangerous responsive priority furious without formality without hesitation severe excruciating dreadful unbearable terrible intense piercing frightful going nifty successive lissome ultrasonic unswerving undeviating nonstop dynamic evanescent with good acceleration fast-tracked spur-of-the-moment snap fast-paced fleet of foot impressive rush without discussion extremely fast dangerously fast tearing whizzing sailing hastening whisking running darting promptly given spontaneous now or never not to be delayed hurry-up the double marked at full tilt hair-trigger rocketing accelerating escalating snowballing in a flash racing spasmodic impromptu acute nasty unusual speeded unceremonious unpleasant harsh disagreeable crude out of the blue brutal not bargained for rude brusque shocking unpredicted unforgiving animate peppy airy frisky pizazzy jazzy bouncing mettlesome vital pert racy gay jaunty springy perky kinetic sparky pizzazzy whopping excellent wonderful outstanding marvelous remarkable fresh striking exceptional magnificent marvellous new

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Unwilling to talk or impart information
uncommunicative reserved reticent silent taciturn close retiring shy secretive tight-lipped guarded laconic unforthcoming withdrawn diffident mute quiet unresponsive close-mouthed distant tongue-tied unconversational untalkative aloof closemouthed dumb media-shy mom mum private secret unsociable antisocial clamlike curt dark muted remote speechless stand-offish tight-mouthed unfriendly wordless mumchance retired evasive hush-hush offish standoffish unapproachable at a loss for words buttoned up clammed up dried up on the QT restrained introverted cold bashful unspeaking self-contained voiceless close-lipped modest undemonstrative reclusive cool demure inhibited unexpressive inarticulate cautious solitary tightlipped sententious incommunicable hushed incommunicative soft-spoken discreet sparing uncommunicable backward introvert sedate detached self-effacing timid uncompanionable zipped self-restrained collected nonvocal shrinking unemotional formal not talkative dour brooding lost for words coy prim frigid gentle mild serene misanthropic icy peaceful ceremonious noncommittal composed placid eremitic conventional dried-up dumbstruck non-communicative dumbfounded soundless struck dumb dummied up meek bereft of speech inward-looking constrained unable to get a word out mousy timorous unassuming enigmatic sheepish recessive deep snobbish cagey unheard insular low indistinct thoughtful controlled self-controlled stifled of few words muffled still soft shocked saying nothing astounded mumbled aghast dazed amazed murmured whispered inaudible mumbling obmutescent dumbstricken playing one's cards close to one's chest aphonic unable to speak not saying boo sullen brusque terse silenced temperate introspective not forthcoming independent unassertive isolated mimed nonverbal telepathic gestured unsocial ungregarious tongueless indrawn socially inhibited hermit-like hermitic hermitical chilly contemplative pensive self-absorbed self-interested stammering awkward embarrassed garbled uptight secluded hidden unrevealing eremetic unconcerned aseptic disinterested incurious retreated nongregarious recluse uncurious casual uninterested indifferent unwilling zipped one's lips have tight chops Olympian meditative reflective ruminative inner-directed self-centred cryptic silentious buttoning up clamming up tight chops choked up undercover furtive backstairs covert feline sly mysterious self-centered self-sufficient wouldn't say boo to a goose mum's the word zipping one's lips buttoning one's lip all alone closed up thunderstruck in chambers in privacy in private mellow flat hushful gobsmacked flabbergasted in the background in the dark quietened shell-shocked unvocal indistinguishable soft-toned incoherent toned down astonished unflappable hit for six knocked for six cool as cucumber playing your cards close to your chest out of earshot faint imperceptible not heard unhearable muttered noiseless unclear hard to hear hard to make out

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Having an inadequate number of workers or assistants

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Cut very short

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Describing a style of Japanese art

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Unfriendly or aggressive in nature
inhospitable unfriendly uncongenial unwelcoming cool unsociable unkind antisocial cold hostile ungenerous unneighbourly unsocial unsympathetic aloof chilly disdainful distant frosty glacial haughty inimical stand-offish adversarial adversary antagonistic antipathetic discourteous ill-disposed indifferent jaundiced mortal negative offhand remote uncivil ungracious xenophobic unreceptive brusque rude unfavorable unfavourable frigid cold-blooded reserved withdrawn gelid cold-eyed standoffish uncordial clammy antiseptic brittle hard-eyed icy uncommunicative unpleasant opposed solitary nasty unemotional unapproachable stiff wintry wintery coldish frozen chill arctic emotionless unaffable opposing stony disagreeable unresponsive detached unfeeling prejudicial misanthropic counter impersonal adverse stern against forbidding contrary unamiable bad unforthcoming reclusive disavowing disapproving dispassionate offish malevolent unenthusiastic asocial unclubbable unbending dry standoff formal naysaying buttoned-up ill-natured averse combative uncharitable Olympian unneighborly cold-hearted damaging anti discouraging lukewarm hateful hard untoward supercilious reticent apathetic set against dead set against obnoxious undemonstrative unamicable unsavoury passionless callous sour wooden harsh impolite malicious spiteful unmannerly hardhearted surly confrontational severe suspicious critical unconcerned cross distrustful aggressive unsavory impertinent poor injurious unflattering uncomplimentary inconsiderate insensitive grouchy fierce quarrelsome agin inhuman inhumane insolent impudent gruff starchy resistant low malignant thoughtless opposite down on dissenting from at odds with in disagreement with at variance with on the warpath malign objectionable unattractive ungenial unlikeable uncompanionable steely uninvolved unhappy depressing half-hearted uninterested tepid recusant repugnant bad-tempered off-putting disadvantageous inauspicious off ill-tempered unpropitious alien unenthused belligerent contentious incurious annoyed offended procacious muted cold as ice taciturn private retiring introverted cynical oppugnant acting in opposition mopey mopish destructive allergic quiet silent inaccessible nongregarious brooding inapproachable scowling secretive incompatible oppositional sceptical uppity argumentative adversative accusatorial at odds stuck-up at variance pessimistic distasteful displeasing disrespectful selfish hating egotistical egoistic narrow-minded misanthropical sarcastic sardonic eremitic bad-mannered churlish ill-mannered menacing cruel mean uncouth skeptical competitive estranged censorious unpromising grudging disaffected warlike vengeful conflicting acrimonious uncaring uninviting businesslike unladylike boorish gauche ungallant cavalier ill-bred vicious mean-spirited icky rotten unpalatable yukky yucky bitter discordant unlovely unwelcome unpleasing wicked unsentimental pitiless hard-hearted brutal snide heartless ruthless compassionless curt unhandsome terse ungentlemanly unmannered uncalled-for sharp blunt not on speaking terms shabby wounding hurtful merciless upsetting savage neutral restrained rigid matter-of-fact self-controlled stilted unkindly bureaucratic clinical offensive unfortunate unchristian beastly catty featureless depersonalized uncolored strictly business impassive gray colourless straight impartial depersonalised faceless candid grey equal measured nondiscriminatory cold turkey unpassioned colorless abstract anonymous poker-faced careful soulless monolithic coldhearted sadistic ill barbarous phlegmatic austere affectless spiritless stony-hearted not nice nonchalant disinterested unmoved casual calm laid-back lackadaisical perfunctory stolid heedless collected stoical insouciant careless passive listless impassible stoic carefree composed numb blasé serene controlled easy self-contained pococurante unruffled shy relaxed diffident devil-may-care negligent blithe insensible laid back inhibited demure unexcited guarded untroubled inattentive impervious free and easy unimpressed sedate sober unworried uncurious languid flat cursory modest cautious bashful unbiased placid close-mouthed backward unprejudiced unflappable imperturbable introvert irresponsible bored lacklustre cool, calm and collected reckless close conventional lax unexcitable complacent feckless unmindful lazy expressionless unaffected easy-going ceremonious lackluster Laodicean nonpartisan equable uncommitted irresolute soft-spoken self-restrained evenhanded objective thick-skinned happy-go-lucky incautious stuffy improvident neglectful breezy tranquil uneager regardless desultory slack unperturbed inert unloving oblivious heedless of undecided deadpan unwilling dismissive repellent slipshod prim superficial subdued slap-happy tame blithely unconcerned without care limp lifeless halfhearted unimpassioned removed snobbish peaceful gentle mild noncommittal weak constrained timid self-effacing nonaligned media-shy nonplussed hard-boiled fair-minded blah retired gay unheeding independent rational apathetic about uninvolved in uninterested in tardy remiss disregardful unmoved by weary feeble derelict sloppy slapdash inactive introspective uncircumspect delinquent unaccountable undependable unobservant untrustworthy good-for-nothing unreliable untouched uninvolved with unexpressive moderate jaded bored by reluctant tough snooty proud temperate world-weary abstracted noncombatant nonbelligerent shrinking toneless hollow dead blank bland vacant preoccupied equitable superior deaf to unmindful of lethargic closemouthed level-headed uncooperative unfazed nowhere immovable nonemotional oblivious to unaroused just fair neuter nonparticipating middle-of-road unaligned bystanding disengaged pacifistic laconic inward-looking unthinking supine hardened timorous hesitant tight-lipped effortless lighthearted slaphappy lightsome debonair self-centred cold-shoulder square non-committal on sidelines on the fence airy stuck up ungregarious sheepish coy recessive self-centered unrevealing putting on airs light-hearted cold fish thoughtful staid flippant stony-eyed easygoing spacey informal eremetic loose couldn't care less spaced-out out of it conservative avoidant strait-laced abrupt indifferent about incurious about glutted contained unaffectionate uptight grim cloyed unincluded iced flinty inscrutable nonresponsive unstirred unsmiling dispassionate about abhorrent unlively unconvincing dry-eyed undismayed unimpressible insusceptible cool-headed hard-headed uninfluenced indurated inexcitable damp unagitated ardorless loveless impotent unromantic lame weakly insociable arrogant contemptuous withering seclusive discreet uninquiring unimpressionable immune alienated mean-looking paltry meager obdurate inexpressive marble uncompassionate isolated socially inhibited resolute put on airs not enthusiastic rash keeping people at arm's length insular hermitlike ascetic disobliging immune to impervious to stubborn insensate unyielding not caring retreated aseptic recluse open-minded meagre torpid sluggish hermit-like hermitic hermitical nonpassionate proof against unambitious unmotivated enduring resigned philosophic indomitable unflustered unpassionate unnatural forced meek indrawn outside unwilling to mix with other people analytical scientific steady nonaffected sketchy non-communicative all alone self-sufficient faint logical optimistic carefree and untroubled cheerful content free-minded living the life of Riley imprudent droopy wimpy dispirited moony draggy judicial contemplative self-interested pensive self-absorbed iceberg lofty contrived laboured mannered artificial even-handed unprepossessed uncoloured non-partisan non-discriminatory non-emotional along for the ride going with the flow rolling with the punches hurried fleeting quick mechanical brief summary passing token hasty ruminative meditative reflective inner-directed unstudied artless on ice leisurely light disimpassioned cold-fish cool cat self-possessed unrelated unconnected autonomous unallied could care less what the hell lone wolf repressed tongue-tied self-conscious uneasy embarrassed strained awkward indolent simple equanimous sunny don't give a damn dumb slovenly rapid lacking concern frivolous buoyant unserious jaunty unanxious upbeat phoning it in going through the motions walking through it pokerfaced free from worry free from care unbothered not bothered forgetful blind deaf at ease undisturbed undaunted defeatist gloomy labored laodicean gloom-ridden unconcerned about indecisive uncertain unresolved bleak apathetic towards nonchalant about offhand about casual about uncaring about fatalistic comfortable facile untroublesome painless undemanding dismissive of mindless of careless of frivolous about reckless about unimpressed by regardless of cavalier about not giving a toss tired dulled weary of unenthusiastic about unresponsive to lukewarm about phlegmatic about wishy-washy without a care in the world straight-faced wearied ennuied obstructive resistive unconstructive highbrow scornful resisting balky up to here fed up sick of had it sick sick and tired done it all not giving a monkey's

Adverb

By accident, without knowing
unawares unwittingly unintentionally accidentally inadvertently unknowingly unconsciously mistakenly carelessly ignorantly sudden surprisingly unready by accident by mistake without noticing in all innocence off guard fortuitously coincidentally by chance by coincidence by a fluke unexpectedly serendipitously involuntarily as luck would have it not by design adventitiously casually incidentally haphazardly flukily randomly subconsciously unpremeditatedly unthinkingly undesignedly misguidedly by a mere chance by good fortune by happenstance by a twist of fate by a piece of luck by a happy chance out of the clear blue sky for some reason unintendedly unanticipatedly luckily oddly contingently erratically aleatorily extemporaneously fortunately unforeseeably spontaneously aimlessly purposelessly arbitrarily occasionally unpredictably opportunely auspiciously propitiously timelily happily providentially felicitously circumstantially automatically instinctively scatteredly isolatedly sporadically successfully intuitively innocently advantageously conveniently unlearnedly mechanically goldenly variably expediently irregularly uncertainly favourably promisingly aptly nicely properly efficaciously favorably naturally fittingly enviably meetly justly wrongly inappropriately incorrectly ad hocly possibly capriciously innately in error unpurposefully welcomely naively relatedly uncontrolledly inherently desultorily singly simply periodically concomitantly contributorily rightly rarely goodly benignly seasonably thoughtlessly concurrently seasonally infrequently intermittently ripely naïvely likelily probably reliantly provisionally negligently satisfactorily befittingly correctly beneficially appropriately effectively suitably honestly unheedingly heedlessly fragmentarily unconcernedly recklessly fecklessly unmindfully uncaringly prosperously jammily chancily incalculably impulsively healthily reflexively profitably wholesomely subliminally brightly fairly habitually responsively favouredly

Verb

To defraud by providing with a smaller than agreed or labeled amount
shortchange cheat con defraud fleece hustle swindle deceive dupe mislead chisel finagle scam chouse stiff bamboozle pluck trick gyp mulct screw cozen hose sandbag diddle gaff bleed flimflam shaft fiddle sucker victimise victimize bilk euchre rip off shake down take for a ride sting rook skin do stick squeeze skunk ream thimblerig nobble beat do in gull hoodwink fool take to the cleaners hoax exploit pull a fast one on milk take advantage of put one over on hornswoggle bunco clip delude double-cross burn snooker sell a pup to steal gouge sell a bill of goods to swizzle sharp embezzle have rob overcharge gazump rush snow string along take in pull a swifty on beguile chicane swizz extort take short-change sell a pup rope in stitch up pull a fast one double-deal wring goldbrick sell humbug illude soak gip shuck fudge trim lead up the garden path jerk around sell down the river give someone a bum steer screw over do the dirty on suck dry give the shaft have on run a game on sell a bill of goods overreach set up do out of do someone in the eye jiggle fraud penalise punish penalize baulk fine balk forfeit extract grift bluff wrest expel force wrench misguide misinform rip-off betray pigeon pilfer outwit frame bilk of spoof gammon blackmail buffalo pauperize impoverish lead somebody down the garden path pull something jive juggle catch be sold a pup circumvent ruin frustrate thwart foil disappoint cross prey on lirt blench rogue belirt crib strong-arm fake out put the screws to suck in do number on pull fast one sucker into suck the life out of plunder despoil tear from bleed someone of something pull one's leg do a number on fast talk take out give bum steer break the rules inveigle wheedle entrap kid cajole lure coax sweet-talk outmaneuver outmanoeuvre outfox lead on manipulate outsmart seduce impose on two-time pull the wool over somebody's eyes fox let down ensnare befool fail outslick be disloyal to be unfaithful to outthink play someone false sell out defeat stab in the back pull the wool over someone's eyes abuse fake baffle juke use break faith with make a fool of lead astray wangle caboodle outjockey step out outplay play away outdo trap cuckold jockey catch out outguess top misuse disinform outgeneral finesse goose worst jip confuse cap bewilder lie mousetrap put on get the better of end run figure out play on walk all over pull the wool over one's eyes lead one down the garden path intimidate maneuver manoeuvre charge too much backstab be untrue to feign play take to cleaners tempt entice out-think enslave impose upon bully lie to bait four-flush double deal distort ill-treat walk over have someone on run rings round treat unfairly step on be cleverer than make rings round lead up garden path play for a sucker cash in on live off the backs of ill-use throw dust in someone's eyes pull wool over eyes play trick on withhold rights from steal a march on do someone dirty duck weasel dodge stretch the rules bend the rules pull something funny stack the cards hit below the belt surcharge dispossess slip out cop out worm one's way out of beat around the bush impose molest play dirty filch stump dust defy harass hound outperform heist fix pretend extortion pad overtax nick give away rat on welsh elude rebel against disobey belie sham trip up sway contrive steer evade throw hook falsify cuck cheat on impress blag terrorize attack pick on challenge wind up best overcome take for cross up bleed dry lead down the garden path be a Judas to bias play a jest on play a prank on play a joke on murphy go one better than flam play a trick on play joke on beat out of take for ride make a sucker of split pass off psych out pull wool over misdirect cuckoldize play a practical joke on play-act con out of enchant entrance charm attract pull someone's leg gaslight play for a fool dump on prey upon play upon misstate prevaricate mock hypnotize woo bewitch dazzle blind mesmerize captivate spellbind hocus-pocus be inconstant to play games with win over terrorise doublespeak misrepresent soft-soap steal someone blind rook out of pervert bunk propagandize fabricate decoy allure solicit entangle enmesh propagandise butter up play games stage-manage pull strings pull wires hypnotise mesmerise shave put on the wrong track put on an act cover up wrong steer put on false front bait and switch double-talk give wrong information to send on a wild goose chase throw off the scent put up smoke screen give the wrong impression horn put horns on hornify twist around your little finger exact crowd swag graft boodle loot oppress be unfaithful mistreat patronise capitalize on profit from treat lightly take liberties with trifle with maltreat leverage trade on control play with target patronize use for one's own ends coerce go back on be disloyal hack machinate rig be dishonest give the business rack affect doctor engineer influence demand ice secure pinch get obtain mastermind cook worm something out of someone put the bite on someone for blackmail someone for hold up obtain under duress obtain by force put screws to obtain by threats make pay through nose obtain by threat put the arm on game interfere with find a loophole in tinker with fudge with fiddle with exploit a loophole in tamper with

Noun

Short circuit

Noun

The substance or general meaning of a speech or text
gist essence core meaning nub pith point drift import sense significance substance heart idea kernel marrow meat nucleus quintessence crux bull's-eye burden centrepiece centerpiece direction keynote net nubbin pivot root sum thrust basis bearing central idea central theme force main idea main theme matter nitty-gritty score soul spirit stuff subject summary tenor theme topic upshot bottom line important point general picture heart of the matter long and short meat and potatoes punch line sum and substance nuts and bolts name of the game nature of the beast essentials fundamentals basics implication thesis intention signification purport centre focus purpose message central point main point effect aim most important point basic essential part center crucial point content intent subject matter denotation text argument motif body hub cornerstone base thread connotation focal point question foundation issue acceptation significancy nuance vein motive essentiality interpretation concern understanding intimation bottom object suggestion character tendency principle keystone nature context quick intendment mood allusion bedrock flavour flavor linchpin strain brass tacks thought nature of beast proposal affair proposition lifeblood definition case material business salient point problem fundamental point value course explanation consequence target principal object field of inquiry matter at hand area under discussion end reality symbolization underpinning importance trend fiber quality groundwork ethos backbone fibre relevance fundamental lynchpin virtuality crown discussion resolution seat theorem aspect concept item tone outline plot mass use field of reference outcome conclusion bulk reason storyline majority advantage generality temper moral mainspring feel being preponderance grain highlight premise life thing infrastructure locus worth staple design axis quiddity insinuation attitude embodiment nexus constitution middle atmosphere motion viewpoint view part title study mode centre of attention esse humour humor standard scenario polestar bosom kicker central part form entity field general meaning intrinsic nature account gravamen center of attention lion's share main part best part fundamental nature area better part chief part fundamental principle matter in hand principal element coal and ice point at issue point in question chief ingredient ideas cream meat-and-potatoes implications rationale piece bit atom morsel digest kingpin quintessential scope hinge inwardness result way decisive point axiom zest path hint designation omphalos butt quintain synopsis precis abstract payoff inference undertone distillation treatise dissertation discourse exposition footing heart and soul essential point line evolution inclination run epicenter spotlight undercurrent lesson ultimate extract circumstance principal constituent main ingredient warp grounding ground general intention anchor style guts dead center home run direct hit the long and short climax flagship raison d'être statement opinion the long and the short of it ABC action sequence impression precept reference subtext overtone evidence hole in one stress through-line chapter class vital part bull's eye forefront showpiece attraction emphasis concise summary division contention subcurrent basic idea epicentre warp and woof defining characteristic ball game essential element